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The strain of being a prion

Prions are remarkable infectious agents associated with certain brain diseases. But they also occur in fungi, experiments with which now provide plausible answers to some critical questions about prion biology.

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Figure 1: Prion behaviour in the yeast S. cerevisiae.


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